Microsoft has been in trouble in Europe as reported earlier due to the law suites forcing them to ship Microsoft Windows 7 without their well known Internet Explorer browser. Later, they had to ship new copies of Windows XP without it as well.
Now Microsoft is facing a situation in US where a judge in Texas rules that Microsoft cannot sell Microsoft Word. Yes, Microsoft Word from the Microsoft Office Suite. This is very interesting. The opposing party is a Toronto based company named i4i inc. that holds some XML patents and we all know that the latest Word and Office products use XML format to store their files.
Microsoft plans to appeal against the decision. Whatever is the outcome, Microsoft has always been in the line of fire when it comes to law-suites against its products and services.